Webinar 14 December 2021 on domestic implementation of IHL

States have different international law obligations regarding the criminal repression and suppression of IHL violations, such as war crimes. In order to be effective, these existing obligations need to be implemented and enforced at the national level. In December 2019, the 33rd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red crescent adopted a resolution entitled “Bringing…

PhD defence Eva Whitehead on soldiers disobeying illegal orders

On 9 February, from 13.45 CET, CICJ researcher Eva Whitehead will defend her PhD thesis entitled “Breaking the Chain of Command. Toward a theoretical framework: Explaining how and why soldiers disobey illegal orders.” Given the recent information about the atrocities committed by Australian special forces in Afghanistan a very topical subject indeed. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic,…

Online guest lecture Carla Ferstman 25 November on victim reparations

On 25 November at 14:30 CET, CICJ will host an online guest lecture by Dr. Carla Ferstman entitled ‘Reparation “for” victims in interstate proceedings: the challenges and prospects for the ICJ to advance victims’ rights’. Nowadays, victims of international crimes are granted various substantive and procedural rights under international law. Nevertheless, precise contours of their…